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Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
trying to clean up some of that mess from today. kpix 5's linda yee is on treasure island. she has a pretty good view of what happened. linda. >> reporter: yes, i did, allen. what they have done now is removed most of the wreckage but what that crane operator was doing was removing a section of that temporary support. that's the iron work that you see right under the new part of the span. what they were doing, that crane sits on a barge and it had a chunk of that iron work when suddenly it fell over. a witness captured these pictures just as the crane fell. first you see the crane tipping over. in the second image it's gone a twisted heap of metal resting on the barge. it fell as it was removing the temporary support under the new section of the bridge. >> shocking. it's like wow, what's going on? >> reporter: the marina manager heard a frightening grinding sound. >> just kept going. and by the time i turned around, i noticed one of the cranes was gone and the scaffolding was hanging up on top and it fell on the barge. >> reporter: two cranes have been taking down the temporary sup
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
that the vast majority of voters favor letting them become citizens under certain conditions. kpix 5 reporter elissa harrington on why this change of heart. elissa. >> reporter: hi, allen. this is the most support for a plan like this in the 7 years the field poll has been keeping track. >> every day i worry about my mom. >> reporter: her mother came to the united states from mexico more than 20 years ago but she is still an illegal worker. we met her in san francisco says she constantly fears her mom might be deported. >> she apparently can't get no license, any of that so we just have been driving a car and everything is always risky. >> reporter: her mother is among 11 million immigrants here illegally in the united states today. a new field poll shows overwhelming support to give legal status to people like her. 90% of californians back a path to citizenship. this favors letting immigrants who have lived here for a long time stay and become citizens if they have a job, learn english and pay taxes. >> today's poll shows overwhelming support from californians for immigration reform
CBS
Feb 16, 2013 1:35am PST
that's how i met your mom. ♪ hot mess ♪ >>> this is kpix 5 news. >>> up in the sky, a bird, a plane? nope! another light streaking across our sky. this time in the bay area. good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. as the sky lit up, so did our phones, e-mails and twitter posts came pouring in, about a streak of light over the bay area tonight. kpix 5's david jackson saw it with his own eyes. he'll describe it in a minute. but first, christin ayers talked to astronomers tonight. christin? >> reporter: that's right. scientists tell me tonight that the streak they saw across the sky was like lie what's called a small sporadic meteor. that means it was not part of a larger meteor shower. report started coming in at 7:42 this evening. people calling in at kpix 5 to tell us they saw it. the american meteor society had at least 20 reports on it website. and they said it was seen all across the west coast, from seattle all the way down to big sur. lots of those reports pouring in all evening. astronomers are telling us these types of meteors are not all that uncommon, but
CBS
Feb 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
kid's teenage friends. now, kpix has learned why she's become behind bars. . >> the department of corrections tells me that hub's parole officer busted her with pornography. that was enough to send a lifetime sex offender back to santa rita jail. >> back in 2010, christine hub the mother of three cried as she was charged for having sex with two 14-year-old boys including one who was her daughter's boyfriend. hub would serve two and a half years before being released, but the department of corrections says she's back behind bars again. she was arrested friday night in hayward during a routine compliance check, hub's parole officer discovered that she was in possession of pornography a felony parole violation for hub. hub had became known nationally as hummer mom for the suv she troef the teens around in, in livermore. she was originally sentenced to five years in jail and was paroled after half that time. hubs will have a hearing to determine what happens next. according to state law she could spend up to a year behind bars for this violation. live in dublin, kpix 5. >>> some extra
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
email to the senator detailing exactly how he was going to carry out his threat. kpix 5's len ramirez is at the suspect's house where the search for explosives is wrapping up. len. >> reporter: that's right. it's been a long week out here in santa clara. but allen, as you mentioned, that email threat that was allegedly sent by mr. basham to leland yee's office apparently detailed the how, when and the where that this attack would take place. the sender also indicated he had extensive sniper training perhaps not coincidentally one of the charges leveled against mr. basham today was for the unlawful possession of a very high-powered sniper rifle. >>> reporter: santa clara bomb plot suspect everett basham walked into court making small steps due to the shackles on his ankles, wrist and waist. after briefly sitting and the correcting the judge on the pronunciation of his name, basham appeared ready to make a statement and tried to stand. >> you may be seated. >> okay. >> sir -- >> reporter: a few seconds later, his court-appointed lawyer stepped over to make sure he didn't say any
CBS
Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
beating student yesterday. kpix's 5 elissa harrington has more on the attack there happened in broad daylight. >> reporter: it was along this path to science hill that a 21- year-old was raped yesterday while visiting the school. >> that's really scary because i pass that street every other day and see people walking along by themselves >> the awe talk happened around 12:00 of in the afternoon. the woman said she was -- 12:30 in the afternoon. jim burns, spokesman says random attacks are rare here >> shocking. it's not to suggest that crime doesn't occur on our campus. it's just that this is not the norm. >> this is the second attack linked to uc santa cruz in a week. a student was shot in the head while waiting for a bus off campus. >> often i am biomass. i might reconsider -- by myself. i definitely might reconsider. >> i definitely will not return through here with my ipod on. >> all students and staff were alerted of the attack. burns says there are extra patrols on campus today and advise the student to play it safe. walk in pairs, carry a cell phone. >> trust your instincts. if
CBS
Feb 16, 2013 6:30pm PST
started. on treasure island. anne makovec, kpix 5. >>> several cars? a building were damaged by -- and a building were damaged by flames in pacifica at an auto towing yard. by the time if firefighters got to the fire this morning it had spread from cars to an outbuilding. fire officials say it was windy at the time and that made the fire difficult to put out. no one was hurt and the cause of the fire is under investigation. >>> its has been less than a week since fugitive cop killer chris dorner died in a standoff and now the resort area is getting back to normal. cbs reporter louisa hodge has more from big bear. >> it's done and we can come up and hang and not feel threatened. >> we were actually going to come last weekend and we saw how dorner was up here and we came this weekend instead. >> reporter: while a feeling of safety returned to the mountain community, the week's events are still on the minds of many. a steady stream of people stopped in to take a look at the burned out cabin where investigators say christopher dorner took his life. after that gun battle that led to
CW
Feb 18, 2013 10:00pm PST
the bay area's biggest cities. kpix 5 linda yee joins us with their bright idea. >> yes, but it turned out to be not so good. and they also picked some of the streets and the neighborhoods where there is a main artery, that proved to be a problem. 900 street lights were turned off saving the city nearly $100,000 a year in energy bills. but when darkness fell, some people felt there were prisoners in their own neighborhood. >> it is kind of scary because you can't always see what's going on. and because we are, you know, we don't want to be too far from the house because it was dark. >> reporter: the blackout caused problems. >> we have seen a rise in graffiti in certain areas. a lot of property crime. one thing that the streets are relying on is streets from the property. it's not acceptable. we need street lights to get turned back on. >> reporter: they will eventually bring all the lights back on. they will be fazed in at around it 00 -- 200 lights a moh. >> we have a rising crime problem. we need to do everything we can to put a damper on it and turning lights on is the simpl
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
victorian on 27th street. kpix 5 reporter da lin with more on the unsettling crime. >> reporter: the attack shocked people because this is typically a quiet and safe area. take a look where we're standing, near the victim's house. the attack happened around 11:00. >> they said help, called for help three times, sounded like a man. >> reporter: neighbors say the screams came from the top unit of this screened duplex in san francisco's quiet noe valley neighborhood. >> more of a gaspy help. >> reporter: she and her boyfriend came out of their house and saw a teenager running away from the greenhouse. >> a teenager, he was running up the street, when he saw me he stopped running. he was looking back at a car that was driving by. he just look up to no good. >> reporter: police believe that and two other teens broke into the house with a hatchet that looked like this. they say the three robbers attacked a 69-year-old man in bed sleeping at the time. they then tied him up and ransacked the house a short time later. police say a 58-year-old roommate came home and he was also attacked with a
CBS
Feb 19, 2013 1:35am PST
what went wrong. . >>> this is kpix 5 news. >>> call 911. >>> his own camera captured the parachute accident that nearly killed him. >> i put my trust and i put my life on the line tonight why other sky divers blame him for what went wrong: gooevending. i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken. nobody saw this coming. a nasty backlash against the man you just saw there. kpix 5's allen martin told us the sky diver's story last week. tonight allen tells us the man who almost died is now getting hate mail. >> it happened last summer on gerardo flores's 30th jump. seconds after leaving the plane his parachute deployed early and according to an investigation improperly. >> they actually locked the parachute in a big spin like a funnel and you start dropping. >> the tail spin lasted 20 mntz during which flor,s spaszed out. his camera captured the entire fall. minutes after our story aired irate comments in all blaming him for the accident. the comments were vicious. i am very disappointed that you are still alive said one. you were rewarded with pain. stay out of my sky said another. >> could h
CW
Feb 16, 2013 10:00pm PST
angel island around 4:30 this afternoon. kpix 5's don knapp tells us the ferry wasn't heavily damaged and went back into service. don? >> reporter: the ms san francisco remaps tied up here at the -- remains tied up here at the ferry terminal in san francisco. we see doors open and we see people on board presumably the investigation continues. they're trying to determine what might have happened on the bay and who's at fault. at about 8:15 we watched several coast guard personnel leave the ms san francisco presumably after they concluded at least part of their investigation. here's what we know about the accident so far. around 4:30 this afternoon on the side of raccoon straits this ferry the san francisco was struck by a 22-foot pleasure boat as the ferry was headed from sausalito to san francisco. while none of the 500 passengers on the ferry were injured. two people on board the smaller boat were apparently seriously hurt. emergency medical personnel worked on the victims and the damaged boat as it headed for tiburon. there, they were placed on board helicopter and airlifted to a ho
CBS
Feb 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
able to determine exactly how it started. on treasure island, anne makovec, kpix 5. >>> new video of a fire in pacifica that damaged several cars. the fire was reportened in an auto towing yard on palmetto avenue. by the time firefighters got there, it had spread to an outbuilding. windy conditions made the fire difficult to put out. no one was hurt. the cause of the fire is under investigation. >>> well, now that the fugitive cop killer christopher dorner is dead, the focus is on the manhunt that led to his final moments. what san bernardino county authorities are saying about that day. >> reporter: reports are now releasing more details about christopher dorner's final hours. we were caught in the cross fire. a gun battle that lasted nearly an hour. then silence. swat team leader greg herbert. >> there was no response there the suspect. none. no movement. and we felt that, based upon his behavior, that he was laying in wait for us. >> reporter: with daylight fading, herbert's team employed a powerful form of tear gas. the cabin caught fire. >> we heard a distinct single gunshot
CBS
Feb 19, 2013 12:00pm PST
or so. so we'll keep you updated as the snow is on the fly. roberta gonzales, kpix 5. >> stay on top of the weather in your own neighborhood with our interactive high-def doppler radar. that's at our website, cbssf.com/weather. >>> at least four people are dead after a shooting spree in southern california this morning. authorities say the shooter took his own life after a deadly chase through orange county starting around 4:45 with reports of gunshot victims in ladera ranch. 25 minutes later three people were fatally shot in tustin and santa ana in a carjacking. the suspect then shot himself. >>> new details of the case of the suspected cop killer christopher dorner. today the l.a. police chief says dorner stalked his potential targets before he reportedly began a series of deadly shootings. that's the chief, charlie beck. he didn't provide details but said there are indications dorner was at some of their homes. he is accused of killing four people including two police officers before dying in a fire and shootout with police in big bear. >>> we're learning more about a possible mot
CBS
Feb 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
yet been able to determine exactly how it started. on treasure island. anne makovec kpix 5. >>> several cars were damaged by flames at an auto towing yard in pacifica. by the time firefighters got to the fire on palmetto avenue this morning it had spread from cars to an outbuilding. it was windy at the time and that made the fire difficult to put out. no one was hurt and the cause of the fire is under investigation. >>> well, the bright light seen streaking across the bay area sky last night was a sporadic meteor. that's a confirmation tonight from the american meteor society. it was captured on a camera mounted on the dashboard of a vehicle. meteor experts say fireballs happen every night all around the world. this one just happened to be spotted here in the bay area. [ sirens ] >>> that fireball was nowhere the size of the one that slammed into russia friday morning. local time. that one was a 7,000-pound chunk of space rock. that hurtled into the ground at 40,000 miles an hour. it caused significant damage and more than 1,000 people were injured. >>> now as cbs reporter
CBS
Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
in santa cruz, da lin, kpix 5. >>> new at 5:00 a wanted man is in custody after a police chase through hayward. solomon espinoza of union city caused two crashes before police caught him. no word on whether anyone was hurt or how the chase started. espinoza is accused of trying to grab an officer's gun during a traffic stop in san leandro last week. he then ran off in handcuffs. >>> we are getting a better look at the trio of men who may be linked to the triple murder in sonoma county. the sheriff today released surveillance photos of men who may be accomplices in the forestville murders. the men were driving a beige ford ranger that may be involved in the drug deal gone bad on february 2. the main suspect mark cappello was arrested in mobile, alabama on valentine's day. he will eventually be extradited to sonoma county to face charges. >>> more than a dozen bay area police agencies are hanging out the help wanted sign for the first time in years. the "contra costa times" reports retirements, layoffs and other departures have cut the ranks by nearly 13% over the past five years
CBS
Feb 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
director told kpix 5 they plan to address sick leave/overtime issue through labor negotiations. >> any business like b.a.r.t, anywhere you go, you will find that there are overtime costs. it is a part of the business. b.a.r.t knows that. >> reporter: so, maybe this is the ramp up to contentious labor negotiations. the union does say it is hoping it can ratify the contract by june 30th, but elizabeth we're just going to have to see how this issue plays out. >> a lot of things to discuss. ann, thank you. >>> we told you there would be changes. as we look live into the city they are happening as we speak. paul deann o has more. >> reporter: hillberg, st. helena, you will see showers. for this evening andover night, scatter evidence showers. the stead your stuff will make it here in time for the morning commute. tomorrow at 1:00, livermore, redwood city, san jose getting moderate rainfall. snow levels are going to drop. if you near live st. helena, don't be surprised if you see light at the top of these mountains. the snow level will reichly drop down to 2,000 feet by tomorrow evening. we
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
lied about finding a finger in a bowl of wendy's chili has stirred up forepot of trouble. kpix 5's mark sayre says this time has to do with a different body part. mark. >> reporter: anna ayala is facing another felony count in this case. this one involves her son's foot and that infamous chili finger case is already playing a role in how this case is being handled. 47-year-old anna ayala appeared in santa clara superior court and quickly shielded her face from the cameras. her son, 26-year-old guadalupe junior reyes also appeared in court using crutches. ayala is known around the nation after making up a story in 2005 about finding a severed finger in a bowl of chili at wendy's. her older sister mary is sad to see this all playing out again. >> it's not good. she's my little sister. you know, and i worry. i worry. >> reporter: in this latest case, guadalupe reyes is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and shooting himself in the foot then to cover up what happened, ayala allegedly lying to police and made up a story about her son being shot by two men for no appar
CBS
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
kpix 5. >> that vehicle can go anywhere. the mobile weather lab did make it down safely. you can stay on top of the weather in your neighborhood with our interactive high-def doppler radar. it's on our website, cbssf.com/weather. >>> breaking news. a massive fire is burning at a popular shopping and entertainment area in downtown kansas city. it started about an hour ago when a car hit a gas main outside a restaurant. people reported hearing the explosion from blocks away. there are reports of several injuries. it's unclear how many people are hurt and how badly. >>> new at 5:00 a first look at the inside of a danville home crushed by a giant tree. the 50-foot oak came down yesterday on alameda diablo. the tree took out the roof above a home office. three people were inside at the time. no one was hurt. >> i don't know in it fell. it's been here for 300 or 400 years. i don't know why it chose my window of occupancy to fall because it wasn't diseased. it was in great shape. >> that house is now uninhabitable but the homeowners say they are insured and in the process of seeing what they
CBS
Feb 17, 2013 6:30pm PST
. reporting live in san francisco, kpix-5. >>> investigators are trying to figure out who is at fault in a crash between a motorboat and a golden gate ferry. it happened yesterday afternoon in raccoon strait. kpix-5 found people in the community not surprised by the accident. >> reporter: the ferries are running again after an accident that left a lot of people wondering -- >> how did this happen? >> investigators are trying to figure that out and people were hurt after their motorboat collided with the ms san francisco ferry saturday afternoon. >> we have some initial things coming in. can not release coming official until the entire investigation is complete, unfortunately. >> reporter: but on the shores where the ferry departed 10 minutes before the collision, safety is in question. >> watching the ferry coming in and all of the rowers coming in front of them. what are they thinking. >> we are speaking with avid boaters saying they are surprised this kind of thing does not happen more often. >> it should happen every day. >> reporter: they think both boats may to be blame. >> this
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
and age, how is that possible? kpix 5 sharon chin tells us the answer is pretty simple. >> reporter: a bus-sized fireball exploded across the russian sky. dashboard video cameras captured the meteor soaring an estimated 33,000 miles an hour, with the force of two world war ii atomic bombs. [ sound of explosions ] >> reporter: the explosion shattered thousands of windows and injured about 1,000 people in chelyabinsk. the sonic boom was felt in booms and classrooms. astronomers call it cosmic coincidence that the meteor struck on the same day that an asteroid passed near the earth. but why did we know about the asteroid a year in advance, yet have no warning about the meteor? >> it just snuck up on us. that's not unusual for the small ones. >> reporter: an astronomer at chabot space and science center says the meteor was too small to detect by radar. the meteor was only a third the size of the asteroid. the asteroid was about as big as a supermarket. he mckeegan says we're lucky it missed us. >> something like that hits the ground, it would be the equivalent of a two and a half mega ton
CBS
Feb 21, 2013 12:00pm PST
saying his firing was unfair. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in the newsroom with more on the lawsuit. >> reporter: michelle, i spoke with chris cerbone's attorney who says this is a classic whistle-blower retaliation. a lawsuit is filed and now it's up to a jury to decide. chris cerbone was a head football coach. he said players told him about sexual hazing between teammates. >> chris learned of activity that he believed reasonably was illegal. he reported it to the proper authorities. and he got punished as a result. that's exactly what california law prohibits. >> reporter: after an investigation into these claims was complete, all other coaches suspended with cerbone were reinstated. he and his attorney believe cerbone was the scapegoat in this situation. cerbone says school leaders told him he was responsible for the students' actions. his attorney says that's not the case. >> we believe that ultimately, it was the dean of students, it was the principal, it was the senior administrative staff that was responsible for supervising the kids during that period which was after
CBS
Feb 23, 2013 1:35am PST
wedding. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm ken bastida. kpix 5 on the sergeant's date with destiny. kit? >> reporter: yes, he was on a moving bart train. he has his beautiful fiance at his side and he said doing nothing was not a option. >> so much for a quiet wedding. >> i know. >> reporter: the san jose police sergeant is more of a lover than a fighter. sometimes he is both. >> just a regular guy, happy to have a job and such a gorgeous partner. >> reporter: frederick and his fiance paid $75 for a non- refundable appointment at city hall. as their train pulled into oakland, this woman jennifer davis grabbed another person's purse. in the back of the train she was quickly surrounded by an angry mob, throwing kicks and punches. someone tried to zap her with a taser on a day that was suppose to be about love. don't get involved. >> and then the whole thing just disappeared. like it's gone. >> reporter: the 5-9 200-pound cop is a former football star in boxing and track, trained extensively in mixed martial arts. frederick showed us what happened next. >> i said listen, i'm a
CBS
Feb 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
. >>> a highly contagious blood infection isn't a 17-year-old boy to the hospital in the north bay. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec with the health warning sent to petaluma high school families. >> it's very scary for all of us, for parents, students, but really appears that this is an isolated case. >> reporter: a case of a highly contagious blood infection caused by a bacteria that can also cause meningitis. a student at petaluma high school 17-year-old christopher swain started feeling sick on saturday and collapsed from exhaustion. he has been in the hospital ever since. >> i cried for quite a long time because he is one of my very, very close friends. it was just really crazy for him because he's one of the last people that i would expect to end up like this. >> reporter: soon after they found out, school officials sent a robo call to all parents explaining the situation telling them where to find more information and what to do if they expect their child is exposed. a blood infection is spread mainly through saliva or close contact with coughs or sneezes. >> we have been investigating
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 12:00pm PST
for an oakland man who spent more than six years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the alameda county courthouse where a judge just freed ronald ross moments ago. >> through all the time, i'm so proud that god brought him through. i'm really proud. >> reporter: for the first time in nearly 7 years, this mother got a chance to hug her son, a right that was wrongly taken away. what was that first hug like, that moment? >> like i was in i don't know just like i was in the garden of eden somewhere. but god brought me through. it felt good. >> reporter: thelma's son ronald ross was vindicated after being wrongly convicted of a 2006 shooting in oakland. he spent nearly 7 years behind bars. thanks to a team of volunteer lawyers, the northern california "innocence project," today ross will walk out of jail a free man. >> i'm really, really happy and relieved. it's been almost five years, 4.5 years, of work. >> reporter: hard work that paid off. the team argued he was a victim of poor police work and lies from witnesses. the alameda county prosec
CBS
Feb 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
vehicles and three people are dead. kpix 5 has learned that the man shot and killed in the maserati was an aspiring rapper from oakland. take a listen. ♪ [ music ]♪ this is youtube of him performing in his maserati on the las vegas strip. he was known as kenny clutch. his father kenneth cherry senior confirms the death and says the family is devastated. his friends and family have been posted message online that read, rest in peace. >>> cbs reporter edward lawrence in las vegas with new information on what started this whole thing. edward. >> reporter: allen, first the coroner is here and removed the body of the victims involved in this. this intersection has been closed since 4:30 this morning. this is flamingo road and las vegas boulevard one of the busiest intersections on the west coast. the three bodies have been removed and police are continuing their investigation to find the person responsible for this. these are the smashed up remains after a deadly shooting on the las vegas strip. burned-out vehicles littered the streets after police say a suspect in a black range rove
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Feb 22, 2013 4:30am PST
in three states including california. in las vegas, joe vazquez, kpix 5. >>> bay area friends and family told kpix 5 that they are devastated by the rapper's death. [ rap ] >> again, his stage name was kenny clutch. this music video he cruises the vegas strip in a maserati. friends say he left the bay area hoping to find a better safer life in las vegas. his loved ones lit candles last night in oakland on the street where he grew up. >>> funeral services are scheduled tonight in oakland for three teenagers that were killed in a car crash in the mojave desert last week. the driver fell asleep as the teenagers returned to oakland from a rugby tournament down in las vegas. the fourth victim was buried earlier this week. >>> a big noisy surprise on san francisco bay. work on the new span. bay bridge came to a crashing halt when a crane below the deck collapsed along with 100 tons of steel. kpix 5's anne makovec is on treasure island this morning where people are amazed nobody was hurt. >> reporter: everybody is lucky for that after this accident yesterday. the investigation into exact
CBS
Feb 20, 2013 6:00pm PST
working on a plan for what to do if they don't lift the ban. kpix 5 reporter phil matier tells us he is pushing to strip the organization of a huge tax break. phil. >> reporter: that's right, allen. and, as a matter of fact, we were up in sacramento to get to this story and here it is. california's state senator ricardo lara is turning the heat up on the boy scouts moving to strip them of their tax exempt status unless they start allowing in gays. >> it's important for us to set the tone in california that we are not going to condone discrimination. >> reporter: and since federal law bars the state from denying the scouts the use of schools or state parks lara and 13 fellow democrats decided to hit the scouts in the wallet. >> nonprofit status is a privilege that's given by the financial support of all californians. and so if an organization is discriminating they shouldn't be privileged. >> reporter: official at the scouting district declined to comment saying they haven't had time to study the tax plan but republicans were quick to enter the fray. >> i think it's an issue of politi
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
updates on that but right now live in san francisco, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> all right, thank you. >>> at least they have a little sunshine on the way, too. >> no kidding. no more rain, right? >> no more rain but it's a cold start to the day. we have had that cold air dive in from the gulf of alaska, brought snow yesterday. today those cold temperatures in place early on. even some patchy frost outside if you are stepping out there right now. it's a cold beginning to the day and a beautiful shot over the bay bridge and a clear start to the day. plenty of sunshine today. and we are going to need it. these temperatures starting out cold again below freezing in santa rosa, 30 degrees, 39 in san jose. 33 in livermore. and 41 degrees in oakland. by the afternoon, high pressure trying to sneak back in here. that area of low pressure that brought the stormy weather to the bay area yesterday making its way into southern california. so if you are headed that way, be prepared for that. but we are going to see that weak ridge building in and the temperatures going to warm up nicely today. a
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 6:00am PST
in just a few hours. reporting live from milpitas, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> a woman was killed in a car accident in redwood city this morning. she was driving down east bay shore road and seaport boulevard at 2:30 a.m. her car hit a fire hydrant, she was ejected and the car kept going. redwood city police have shut down traffic in both directions as the investigation continues. >>> las vegas officers are reviewing surveillance video of a shooting and fiery crash on the vegas strip. now a massive manhunt under way for the gunman in three states including california. officers say it started yesterday with a fight outside the area hotel following a show. bullets flew from a range rover into a maserati as both cars raced down the boulevard. three people died one of the victims and the owner of the maserati was kenneth cherry an aspiring rapper from oakland. >> ran over there to help the dude in the maserati pilled him out the maserati and tried to give him some cpr. he was breathing at that time but ambulance came and i don't think he made it. >> officers are still looking for the bla
CBS
Feb 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
: in oakland, anne makovec, kpix 5. >>> breaking news. just minutes ago we learn police have found a black range rover suv suspected in the deadly shooting and car crash in las vegas. police say the vehicle was found this afternoon at an apartment complex east of the strip. it is also impounded as evidence. authorities say they are looking for 26-year-old amar harris in connection with thursday morning's shooting. the driver of the maserati aspiring rapper kenny cherry was killed by gunfire. taxi driver michael bolden of las vegas and his passenger, sandra from washington state were killed in the taxicab. we'll have more on this at 6:30. >>> south bay communities are coming together to make sure guns stay off the streets. a gun buy-back program in east palo alto was so successful today, they ran out of cash and had to give out vouchers. kpix reporter patrick sedillo shows us hundreds of guns were turned over to police. >> reporter: the line stretched for city blocks in both directions. >> the old single barrel .12- gauge isn't worth anything, $200 today. >> reporter: it was a slow pr
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Feb 18, 2013 4:30am PST
traffic. elissa harrington kpix 5. >>> 4:31 now, a woman was rushed to the hospital after she was beaten and raped on the uc santa cruz campus. it happened along campus away shortly after noon. she suffered injuries to her head and torso. she did manage to call 911 after the attack and gave police a good description of that suspect. >>> san francisco police have released a sketch of a man they say attacked two women mt. mission district. -- in the mission district, between 22nd and 23rd. the suspect allegely punched a woman several times and ran away. a similar attack happened a month earlier. robbery or sexual assault do not appear to be the motives. >>> people on treasure island are remembering a 10-year-old girl who died in a weekend fire in a second story apartment. the cause of that fire is still a mystery. kpix 5 reporter cate cauguiran is on treasure island this morning with an update. >> reporter: good morning, i want to show you there is a memorial that is growing outside of that apartment here on mariner drive honoring that little girl. the cause of the fire at this poin
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Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
the empty hotel, they are now running full. for the newest boom town in california. kpix 5. >>> coming up, remember the infamous chili finger lady? she's back in court and facing time. what she is accused of lying about. >>> more money on your taxes. putting three big companies to the test to see which one will give you the biggest refund. >>> and wait until you see why the 49ers coach jim harbaugh said that judge judy is his role model. >>> outside tonight we've got cloud cover. once again we do not have any rain. so what's going to come first? rainfall or a 70-degree day? the answer in weather next. now.. a foot! kpix 5's mark sayre tells us: the san jose woman behind the infamous wendy's chili plot.. >>> first it was a finger and now a foot. telling us that the woman behind the infamous wendy's chili plot just cooked up some more trouble for herself. the 47-year-old appeared here in the superior court and quickly shielded her face from the cameras. the 26-year-old reyes also appeared in court using clutches. they are known around the nation after making up a story in 200
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Feb 17, 2013 5:30pm PST
francisco, kpix-5. >>> tens of thousands went to the vatican for a historic address. what the pope is asking for as he heads towards retirement. >>> those that enjoy a shot of whiskey created a uproar. what they decided to do with their popular recipe. am i allergic to any medications? i don't know. last immunization shots? really? honey, what's my blood pressure medicine called? one time i took something and i blew up like a puffer fish. i'm probably allergic to that. at kaiser permanente, your medical information is available to you and your doctors. quickly. securely. no guesswork required. better information. better care. kaiserpermanente. thrive. blessed about a hundred thousand pilgrims in saint peter's square today. cbs reporter, anna matranga was at the vatican, when the pope asked his followers for their prayers. >>> the pope blessed 100,000 people today. cbs reporter was at the vatican when the pope asked his followers for his prayers. >> reporter: chaptering "long live the pope" and waving banners, 10s of thousands of people came to the square to see the pope before he resi
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Feb 23, 2013 6:30pm PST
be in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> reporter: in oakland, anne makovec, kpix 5. >>> south bay communities are coming together to make sure guns stay off the streets of a gun buy-back program in east palo alto was so successful today, they ran out of cash. they had to give out vouchers. kpix 5 reporter patrick sedillo shows us hundreds of guns were turn over to police. >> reporter: the line stretched for city blocks in both directions. >> the old single barrel .12- gauge isn't worth anything, $200 today. >> reporter: it was a slow process. >> doesn't seem organized. >> reporter: the tricity effort of east palo alto, menlo park and palo alto police departments hosted the gun buy- back getting tec-9, assault weapons and pistols even a hand grenade and two hours and 40 minutes collecting 355 firearms including 111 handguns, 227 rifles or shotguns, and 11 assault weapons. >> three sets of people coming up to each car trying to get them through the like quickly. >> reporter: as you can see behind me a dozen people decided to just ditch their cars and walk up with their guns. palo al
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
involved. live in san jose, elissa harrington kpix 5. >>> thanks, police in santa cruz are looking for a man who attacked a woman in broad daylight. the 21-year-old victim says she was beaten and raped along a walk way near the upper quarry amphitheater at the uc davis campus. police say the woman suffered injuries to her head and her torso. she was able, though, to give police a good description in the help for the search for the suspect. >>> a man who alleged attacked to -- two women in the mission district, between 22nd and 23 23rd. the suspect allegedly punched a woman multiple times and ran away. a similar attack happened a month earlier at 23rd and church streets. a robbery or sexual assault does not appear to be the motive. >>> a treasure island community is remembering a 10-year-old girl who died in a weekend fire. they held a vigil last night for her. just after midnight on saturday morning, flames ripped through corlina godfrey's apartment on mariner drive. by the time fire crews got to the scene, they could not save the child who was trapped on the second floor. a pastor say
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Feb 19, 2013 5:00am PST
tree came crashing down on their home. it's a mess. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran reports. in a tree about took the house out. >> reporter: it did. there's a lot of damage, a lot of clean-up that's going to have to be done today. you can see all the debris in the yard. we know that building inspectors are expected to be back here today to see if that family can move back in but with the coming rain, that family might be coming home to one big mess. this happened yesterday around 1:30 at this danville home on alameda diablo. the 50-foot oak tree fell straight on the house causing some major damage. it took a beating to the roof as well as the family's suv and golf cart. fortunately, nobody was hurt. the family of this damaged house says the tree was actually centuries old. >> it's 500 years old and it chose out our lifetime to fall down? we thought we were safe. >> i was watching tv, actually, it was like a continual earthquake that kept getting louder and closer. and i jumped up and i don't know it lasted for about 10, 15 seconds. >> reporter: san ramon valley fire says the family is
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
kpix 5. >> roberta and her photographer alex did make it down safely. track the storm anytime with our live pictures high-def doppler radar at our website, cbssf.com/weather. wait until you see how cold we get tonight. details in 10 minutes. >> thank you. >>> a big day on wall street for google as its stock price set a new record. google shares were only $85 each when the ipo was issued in 2004. today google share prices closed above $800 an all-time high. mark sayre with more on the explosive growth and what it means for the bay area. >> reporter: elizabeth, according to the "wall street journal," google is only the fourth company ever to have this $800 stock price but despite that eye-popping number analysts say it's the ongoing work that the company is doing that's more important than the actual number. at the google plex at mountain mountain view, they are making big inroads in mobile computing. >> there are many one of these but there's only one google. >> reporter: he follows the tech industry for global equities research and says google has few peers when it comes to innovat
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Feb 20, 2013 4:30am PST
, kpix 5. >> liz got caught up in that. she had no water. no water maureen in master control. >> it was cold yesterday but warmer today, right? >> yeah, cold enough that we had snow on the mountains. >> it was pretty. mount diablo was gorgeous. >> it was gorgeous. we don't get it that many times of year. >>> we are seeing things change again. a cold start to the day out the door. temperatures really plunging early this morning. it's justin upton about everywhere you go this morning out the door. it's chilly early on. cold air from the system that moved through. 34 degrees in concord. 39 san jose. high pressure trying to build in although it's not going to build in too fast. we have clouds over the top of the ridge to give us some high clouds from time to time. and the temperatures they are going to bump up today compared to yesterday's highs as much as 11 degrees warmer in spots up in the upper 50s into san jose, maybe the low 60s into oakland. and 60s into concord. do we have many cold days ahead? do we have any more rain on the way? we'll talk more about that coming up. >> thank you.
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Feb 21, 2013 1:35am PST
. thrive. >>> this is kpix 5 news. >> i started engaging the bigger guy while my wife is fighting with weasel. >> two robbers picked the wrong house, how a husband and wife showed the bad guys who is boss. >> i am ken bastida. >> the robbers stumbled into their bedroom at 4:00 a.m. but the couple fought back and quickly made the intruders look like amateurs. >> lights turn on and i sit up wondering what is happening. i look over there and i see a pair of -- i think they were surprised to find us in there and they talk for a second or two and they demand money from us. >> the robbers changed their minds and wanted to tie them up. the couple's daughters were sleeping in another room. that is when they sprang into action. >> she picks this up and chucks it at the back of his head, the smaller guy, i start engaging the bigger guy while my wife is fighting with weasel. we at this point, thug and i fight over here. we are right about here, i bang up against this. he panics. and he ran out the door. >> reporter: he didn't give up so easily. >> grab a hold of him and we struggled. put the leg
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Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
months. reporting live, joe vazquez, kpix 5. >>> one bay area couple's get away didn't go as planned but it was certainly unforgettable. they came across a bag of money. and inside was lots of money. >> reporter: that's right. imagine finding $10,000 ought in the open -- out in the open near the golden gate bridge. it happened to a couple. >> reporter: it was supposed to do a romantic evening for two. >> it is valentine's day. let's do something special. >> reporter: they made the drive to san francisco. at the golden gate bridge they stopped to snap pictures. >> my husband and i spotted a black bag. when the crowds cleared the bag remained. >> i said this bag is still here. what should we do? we will wait 45 minutes. >> reporter: but no one came back and after a while they decided to take a peak inside. what they found wasn't pocket change. >> i started to count the money. >> all together it was -- >> 11,000. >> 11,062. >> reporter: more than 11 grand with no identification. anyone else might have considered it a gift. not this couple. >> this money didn't belong to us so be
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Feb 17, 2013 11:00pm PST
crooks, thanks to you. kpix-5 shows us how technology is connecting investigators with the public. >> there is our suspect back there. >> reporter: it all started with this cell phone video, rowdy crowds torching a muni bus after the giants won the world series. sanfrancisco police posted the video to their web site under the tab "lay-up" "line up" and then the tips came rolling in. >> if it happened with this case why not another video? >> reporter: they found a new crime fighting tool. it launched last december and features a new crime video a week. >> stabbing him in the back of the neck. >> criminals on the streets of san francisco thro throws them down on the ground. >> committing robbery and murder. >> a short time after that we discovered she was dead in her residence. >> reporter: everyone remembers this case. >> all of a sudden i see her my -- >> reporter: when a suspect was caught on camera running away after killing a woman's pet dog. all captured by cameras that exist on virtually every street corner in the city. the lineup is the modern day version of community polici
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in danville. quite the mess there? >> reporter: yes, there is a lot to clean up at this danville home. that tree did a number. debris all over the front yard. we even saw some damage to a car and golf cart. building inspectors will be here today to see if that family can move back in. but with the coming rain that family could be coming home to a big mess. this happened yesterday around 1:30 at this danville home on alameda diablo. the 50-foot oak tree fell on the house causing major damage. it took a beating to the roof and outside property at the home. nobody was hurt. the family of the damaged house says this tree was actually centuries old. >> it's 400, 500 years old and it chose our lifetime to finally fall down? i thought we were safe. [ laughter ] >> i was watching tv actually and it was like a continual earthquake that kept getting louder and closer. and i jumped up and i don't know, it lasted for about 10, 15 seconds. >> reporter: san ramon valley fire says the family is not allowed back inside until inspectors can determine it is structurall
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Feb 21, 2013 5:00am PST
. the leaders from the giants and as have no comment so far. cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> san jose city leaders say they have no interest in competing with san francisco to host the 2024 summer olympics. if either city decides to bid here's what it takes to win. first the budget of at least $3 billion. that's on top of the venue construction costs. other requirements a village for 16500 athletes, 45,000 hotel rooms and a workforce equal to half the population of oakland. >>> another high-profile sporting event facing money troubles in san francisco. taxpayers may need to float a loan because america's cup is now under water. fundraising efforts have fallen short of expectations. san francisco is another $30 million they need. it raised $14 million so far from private donors but it's having trouble getting more money. >>> new developments in the murder case against olympian oscar pistorius. a judge may decide today whether to allow him out on bail. he is charged with shooting his girlfriend and now we're learning, the lead detective in the investigation faces attempted murder charges in
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Feb 24, 2013 7:30am PST
super majority in the assembly until special elections can be held. rob mccallister kpix 5. >>> today on face the nation, how they're trying to prevent the latest budget crisis. bob schieffer is there today, but we have governors from colorado, maryland, virginia and arizona on sequestration will affect their states. that's on face the nation starting at 8:30:00 a.m. on kpix 5. >>> daytona's international speedway has been repaired in time for the morning's nascar's race. that is after a major crash that left more than 30 people injured yesterday. just as the race cars were approaching the checkered flag, one went airborne. debris flew into the stands. the race is going on as planned this morning. it starts at 10:30 our time. if fans aren't comfortable with the up close seating, officials will work to move them. >>> we are just days away from the end of pope benedict's reign. >> that's right and he gave his final sunday blessing above st. peter square in the vatican city. he's the first pope to retire in 600 years and tens of thousands of people showed up for today's blessing. he will
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Feb 22, 2013 5:00am PST
area friends and family told kpix 5 that cherry moved to las vegas to find a safer and better life. [ rap ] >> his stage name was kenny clutch and in this music video he is actually cruising the vegas strip in a maserati. his loved ones lit candles last night in oakland on the street where he grew up. >> i can't believe that that happened to him. he was a good dude. i'm just distraught. i don't understand what's going on. >> cherry's cousin said he left behind three children, a 2-year- old, a 3-year-old and newborn daughter. according to the "oakland tribune," cherry had been arrested several times in oakland and berkeley mostly on gun charges. >>> the san jose woman who lied about finding a finger in a bowl of chili at wendy's is facing more jail time. investigators say anna ayala concocted a story to cover the fact that her son shot himself in the foot. when the pieces didn't fit, ayala was arrested. she could be behind bars for four years. back in 2005, she claimed to find a dismembered finger in a bowl of chili but it turned out that her husband had bought the severed finger fr
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00am PST
posted. right now live from the scene in san francisco, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> not a good way to wake up. >> you can't brush your teeth or have coffee, can't take a shower. that's no fun. >> no. no fun at all. happy tuesday -- or wednesday. >>> lawrence, happy tuesday -- wednesday. >> feels like monday. >> it does feel like monday. very interesting day weather- wise yesterday around the bay area. we haven't had many days like that but yeah the mountains covered with snow outside. well, the storm clouds have parted now and moved on by but the cold temperatures remain behind. bay bridge practicing with the lights this morning again. below freezing in santa rosa, 41 san francisco. reports of frost even at the coastline this morning. a weak ridge of high pressure trying to build into the bay area. a lot of clouds over the top of the ridge so we'll see high clouds from time to time. but looks like we'll stay dry for a bit. most of the storms headed toward the bay area will shift further to the east. cold in spots yesterday. upper 40s and low 50s and that was it. today it will be much
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Feb 18, 2013 4:00am PST
after a draft of its immigration plan is leaked join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it's monday >>> here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., 42 the high. sunny in atlanta with a high of 57. st. louis can expect rain, though, 56 the high. denver, clearing and 37. seattle, 46. >>> the mother of a toddler who was slapped by another passenger on a flight is breaking her silence. jessica bennett was flyin from minnesota to atlanta with her 2-year-old son joshua when joshua began to cry, she says the man sitting next to her, joe ricky hudley, used a racial slur. and i said what did you say? because i couldn't believe that he would say that to me. his mouth was in my ear and he said it again but even more hateful and he was on my face, so i pushed him away. >> hudley then allegedly slapped the toddler. he's facing criminal charges and his employer says he's now out of a job. >>> in may the executive board for the international olympic committee will beside whether wrestling will be included in the 2020 games. a
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Feb 21, 2013 4:30am PST
trying to move past the horror stories from all the carnival triumph cursed voyage. >> kpix 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts with how you can cash in on last week's disaster. >> reporter: it's images like these that have travelers rethinking vacations on the highway seas. >> no, i would not take a cruise. >> not again. >> i'm not particularly inclined to suffer through that. >> reporter: travel agent bob romano says the carnival cruise ship disaster came during the "wave season," the time of year people traditionally plan ocean voyages. >> what can i do for the summer? >> reporter: romano says thisser. >> , some cruise lines are trying to help travelers forget the triumph by offering better deals. >> we are kind of seeing i think on carnival especially they are very sensitive about the accident. >> reporter: for example, we found carnival discounts are ranging from 53% off a three- night cruise to mexico to 78% off a four-night caribbean cruise. that's less than 50 bucks a day. and they are throwing in upgrades that could land you in a state room. slightly more upscale cel
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Feb 18, 2013 5:00am PST
of that apartment fire is still a mystery. kpix 5 reporter cate cauguiran is on treasure island with the story. >> reporter: good morning, friends and family are mourning the loss of the little girl. i want to show you right over here, that memorial are grows outside the home where e she died. last night a vigil was held in her honor and several gathered to remember 10-year-old corlina godfrey. they tried to save the young girl and sadly the floor collapsed and it was too late. at last night's vigil, reverend hickman said family will be recovering for the rest of their lives, but the community has ha role. >> communities come together when everything is great. but great communities come together when the need is great. and to see you guys come out today and show your love and appreciation towards this family means that we're on our way to helping this family recover. amen. >> amen. >> reporter: the fire started just after midnight two days ago and took more than two hours to get it under control. the investigation is underway to figure out how this fire started in the first place. at
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Feb 23, 2013 7:00am PST
total were injured. kpix 5 reporter shows us that friends and family gathered at a memorial for kenny cherry who went by the stage name kenny clutch. >> it is hitting me hard because that was like my little brother. >> he lined the street along the border where kenny cherry grew up, gunned down in las vegas where he moved a few years ago. >> i think vegas was the best choice that he could have made. a lot of speed violence going along here in las vegas. >> reporter: cherry's friends and family had encouraged him to go. his father left for las vegas to identify his son's body. friends and family said cherry came from a good friend that he briefly dabbled in criminal activity as a youngster, but at heart no troublemaker. he had been arrested for having marijuana and a gun back in 2007. but friends say he left that lifestyle behind years ago. >> the so called pimping is just an image. an image of music. >> what he was was a father to three children under four, including a newborn girl just two months old. >> it is unfortunate that i had to lose him like that because i feel like they stol
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